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Reviews 638 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school and the department (Anthrozoology). The entire staff is helpful, friendly, and supportive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Although the field is relatively new in the US, it is growing and I have no doubt that I will have the assistance of professors and my peers when applying for jobs following graduation.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This was my dream school and I was overwhelmed when I learned I got in. The staff and professors have been very professional and friendly. I feel cared about on an individual level and have the support of the entire department.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I have not spent any time yet in the athletics department but look forward to visiting them soon.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The reason why I gave only "It's okay" rate is, that I had some bad experience with teachers of important classes, the way they taught the course was confusing or hard to follow or really hard for the whole class.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I strongly believe that Canisius has a strong reputation in WNY, so I think we can find a job after graduation easily.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Fortunately I did not have any issues with health and safety, so far so good.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I used to live on campus, but it was way too expensive. Thus, I liked it pretty much.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm a bit dissatisfied with a couple of teachers, but I am going to take two more semesters, hopefully it will change.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The Athletic Center is good, but the equipment is a bit old.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Professors want you to succeed in their classes and want to hear what you have to say about ideas or topics. However, at a college level course if you do not show effort in class or on class work professors aren't going to hod your hand and make you learn the material. To get their help on something it is as easy as simply asking for assistance and they will often clear large amounts of their time to help you as much as you need as long as you are willing to put forth the effort so are they.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Canisius offers a large array of internship and research opportunities. Many professors are looking for help in lower level classes or research labs that can help in your education.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Safety is great, the small campus and tunnel system allows for a very safe environment however if you leave campus and stray to the outside limits closer to outside of Canisus' boundaries it is less than desired. Often it is unsafe to be outside the boundaries however students are aware of this fact and will walk in groups or ensure girls have a safe walk with partners. When walking around from house to house students make sure they walk in groups although this is only really an issue after dark. During the day safety is not normally an issue.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great and makes library late nights and getting to and from classes easy however it greatly raises tuition.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Only a few fraternities and sororities exist at Canisius but that only makes them closer. Both Greek students and sports team students both try to participate in as many community events including Canisius' Community Days. Greek students tend to have more opportunities for community service and require a higher GPA to be Greek than is required by sports teams. Greek students have better networking opportunities than Non-Greek students. Greek students also have a larger academic support system than Non-Greek students. Greeks are closer to other Greeks however Greeks often have close Non-Greek friends or friends who decided the Greek life wasn't a good fit for them and have left.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: the school and education was great however the tuition was hard to manage

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't have the feeling like others, who are in love with their school, but that may be because I am still not sure what I am going to do after. It is very expensive and I feel for the price we pay some things should be different. Athletes are very privileged at Canisius.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I've never really felt like I've ever been around anyone who cares about their education as much as I do.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I'm a minority and I've never felt out of place

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never been pressured to do drugs

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since its in buffalo, there are going to be occasional crimes, but nothing serious

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors, unlike common belief, are actually here to help you master your skills that you will be using when you one day get a job

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For computer science, if you do the work and make the connections, you are pretty much guaranteed a job

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Canisius is a great school for students who want to get one on one with faculty and staff to get the most out of their education. Although it may seem like the general Ed requirements may seem a little bit annoying, they are helpful in the long run

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: When students are robbed or feel unsafe, our public safety is on it immediately. They take their job very seriously and patrol the campus very closely. They never want students to feel unsafe, so they do whatever they need to to make sure all students are refrained from harms way.

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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (whatwilltheylearn.com), Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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